Shuffle Playlist

VLC Extensions

Source (required if based on other people's work): https://www.opendesktop.org/p/1154030/

2
Score 56%
Description:

Shuffles all items on the playlist similar to MPC-HCs randomize playlist function.

How To Install:
- download "shuffle.lua" (download button on the right)
- put it in the VLC extensions folder (create it, if it doesn't exist):
        for Windows: %APPDATA%\vlc\lua\extensions\
        for Linux: ~/.local/share/vlc/lua/extensions/
        for Mac OS X: /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/lua/extensions/
- restart VLC

To use, simply click on ViewShuffle Playlist
If you're not quite happy with the result, simply shuffle again!
Last changelog:

2018-04-17 3 months ago

- Improved shuffle algorithm

mmukov

3 months ago

In line "swap = math.random(#randomList)", it should be "random(i, #randomList)" if you want it to be a truly uniform distribution. Otherwise the last elements have much more chance to be moved to front.

Report

C

Xrott

3 months ago

I didn't know that. Thanks for the tip!

Report

GEZUS95

10 months ago

on vlc 2.1.6 it stops an http stream (.mp3) when i click on "view -> shuffle playlist"

Report

blueseasman

1 year ago

This is what everyone has been asking for, for years. It does a real shuffle. A fantastic improvement to VLC and makes it useful as a music player. Before this extension VLC was marginal at best for music. The problem is that when you search Google or VLC extensions for "shuffle" or "shuffle playlist" this little gem doesn't appear.

Report

pifou42

2 years ago

Thanks for your extension !
I hoped your it would save me (and I'm sure it will !)... but atm, I don't see your button in the interface.
Btw, I restarted VLC. I also checked that the extension is shown as "active" in the menu.

Using version 2.1 (Terry Prachett, 2015-04)


Also, could you bind some keyboard shortcut to the function ? e.g ctrl-shift-R, which IIRC, is the winamp shortcut for this function. MPC or any other would probably be a good choice too, anything to avoid having to click.

Report

pifou42

2 years ago

Finally found it !
it's well hidden, in view -> shuffle playlist

Update or syntax for bindong a shortcut for a plug-in action would still be welcome.
I tried to edit the LUA file, but it would be easier if I knew LUA :). Atm, I only managed to break it.

Report

puchikunch

2 years ago

I need a plugin that allows to play along with the movie musical playlist. Theoretically it is possible to make?

Report

C

Xrott

2 years ago

Sorry, but I'm only making extensions that I want to use. The main reason being, it's a major pain in the ass to write them.

VLC extensions are completely underdeveloped, definitely underdocumented and in some ways even outright broken.

Report

2018-04-17 3 months ago

- Improved shuffle algorithm

2015-12-09 2 years ago

- Added a new icon.
- Fixed files with unknown duration set to -00:01

- changed shortdesc to "Shuffle Playlist" and moved the other text to description.

File (click to download) Version Description Packagetype Architecture Downloads Date Filesize DL OCS-Install
Pling
Details
license
Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives
version
1.1.2
updated Apr 17 2018
added Dec 09 2015
downloads today
0
page views today 0
System Tags addon cc-by-nc-nd